1st March 1884
My dearest Husband,
I was glad to get your note from Ash this morning, & must try & send you a line in answer. I am glad to say I still get a little stronger every day, though you mustn’t expect too much of me when you get home, I don’t think you will find me out of bed. I had a long letter from Polly today, giving me news of dear Jack who seems to be quite happy & good. The little girls are quite well, Ethel a little troubled with some teeth, I think they will all be very glad to have Papa home to have a rough. Baby boy gives us capital nights, though generally rather fretty towards evening, he seems to approve of his two bottles. I suppose you are at Deal today, I had a few lines from Miss Hougham the other day. Mrs Ashwin, Mrs Byrch & Mr Hunt have called to enquire after me, Mrs Allen Haynes has not troubled to so far. Give my love to Mrs Sladden & Charlotte & tell the former I shall be very glad of the robe which she offered to send me. Excuse my writing darling, I can’t manage it very well. I hope your change has done you good, there is another absurd letter from B. Cull in the Evesham Journal, abusing you & Masters.
Now my dearest, with much love & many kisses
Your fond wife
Eugénie N Sladden